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Apprentice Pharmacy Services Assistant Standard Level 2 Tanworth Lane Surgery

Are you looking to pursue a new career in Pharmacy where you can earn a salary whilst you learn & become qualified as a Medical professional? Tanworth Lane Pharmacy are looking for someone to work towards their L2 Pharmacy Standard. The ideal candidate must have an interest in a career in Pharmaceuticals & Customer Service.

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Closing date: 27 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.30

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Specific hours to be confirmed with Employer, upon interview. Flexibility required.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 May 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001816191

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Customer Service, Counter assistance
  • Dispensing prescriptions
  • Using dispensary and stores computer systems to generate stock lists and labels
  • Helping to maintain reasonable dispensary stock levels
  • Ordering items for use within a department
  • Receiving, loading, unloading incoming goods from wholesalers, manufacturers and elsewhere
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Answering queries on the supply and availability of medicines, where this is within their competence
  • Responding to telephone and face to face enquiries of a routine nature from patients, their representatives, members of the public and a wide range of staff groups, either in a pharmacy or in a ward, and referring queries to the relevant member of the pharmacy team when necessary
  • Drawing any problems identified or queries raised to the attention of pharmacists or pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are met

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be able to think proactively
  • Computer skills useful and the ability to work as a team
  • Must also have good communication skills which can be further developed

Personal qualities

  • Have the desire to learn
  • Positive
  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Honest & reliable
  • Punctual, and with the attitude of wanting to learn new skills

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grades C/4 or above to include maths and English or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

  • A successful apprenticeship will possibly lead to a full time permanent contract

About the employer

Pharmacy Services

  • Appliance dispensing
  • Appointment booking for consultations not required
  • Medicines use review (MUR) service
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • New medicine service
  • Prescription collection from local General Practices
  • Prescription delivery service
  • Private consultation room
  • Public Health
  • Seasonal flu vaccination service (at risk groups)

Pharmacy Service (NHS)

  • Condom supply
  • Emergency contraception
  • Inhaler technique service
  • Medication review service
  • Minor ailment service
  • Supervised consumption of medicines

Pharmacy Service (Non-NHS)

  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Emergency contraception
  • Inhaler technique service
  • Seasonal flu vaccination service (not at risk groups)

Employer

Tanworth Lane Surgery

Address

198

Tanworth Lane

Solihull

B90 4DD

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus

Contact

Emma Worth 01922 688638 eworth@walsallcollege.ac.uk

  • Pharmacy Services Assistant level 2 qualification. 

Weekly release at our Walsall Campus - 1 day per week (term time only). 

Full time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training.

The purpose of the end point assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy services assistant

Level 2 (GCSE)


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